Palestinians reject new security measures of Jerusalem's Temple Mount

Jerusalem: The Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem says arrangements at a Muslim-administered holy site in Jerusalem need to return to how they were before a deadly attack.

Israeli border police officers stand guard outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. AP

Israeli border police officers stand guard outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. AP

Adnan Husseini says Sunday the Palestinians will not accept Israeli security measures for entrance to the site. Though he acknowledged that there was violence he said it "shouldn't be an excuse for making changes."

Israel reopened the compound — known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — after Israel imposed new security measures, including metal detectors at the entrance gates and additional security cameras. For the first time in decades, Israel closed the site on Friday after an attack by three Arab citizens of Israel who opened fire from the sacred site and killed two police officers before being shot dead.


Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 19:49 PM

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